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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Mash's Row is situated on the edge of the ancient market town of Aylsham, a short drive from Norwich, Cromer, the Broads and Norfolk's finest beaches. It is nestled by the river Bure and next to the Weaver's Way, a delight for walkers of all ages.

Recently launched as a holiday let, Mash's Row is a traditional brick and flint cottage built in 1845 by William and Elizabeth Mash for the workers at the mill which is still to be seen from the bridge near the cottage. The cottage has 2 gardens, the front one is spacious with apple trees and a pond, at the back there's a cosy cottage garden with a stream at the end and is a real wind down after a busy day exploring this wonderfully peaceful spot. A Kingfisher is nesting in the bank of the stream and was spotted on the 7th April 2012!

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Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Cromer 25 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1.5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Norwich 18.3 km, Nearest railway: Norwich 23.5 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Entering through the traditional kitchen/diner you find a comfortable living room with a door out to the back garden and the patio area, ideal for sun-trapped barbeques.

The bathroom is downstairs. There is no bath but a new shower was installed in Jan 2011.

Upstairs the main bedroom has a lovely brass and iron bedstead and views out to the pretty garden and river. The second bedroom has bunk beds for 2 children and a single sofabed chair designed to sleep a third child.

Quality white linens and towels are provided for all guests.

The cottage is set up to provide a relaxing base to explore the beautiful Norfolk countryside for couples, friends and families alike

Further details outdoors

There is off street parking for 2 vehicles directly outside the cottage

Further details

The shower has a height restriction. People over 6ft will need to hand hold the shower.

The East Anglia region

Norwich is an important historic City, once second only to London with a Norman Castle and its Anglican Cathedral spire dominating the skyline. It once boasted a pub for everyday and a church for every Sunday of the year and is still a wonderful place to stroll and shop with its own permanent covered daily market. The Broads need no introduction and The Sunday Times states that North Norfolk is a heritage coast and an area of outstanding natural beauty. A chain of nature reserves, many of them run by the National trust stretch from Holme to Blakeney. Lovely at all times of year there is always something to do in Norfolk.

Some lovely things to do:

Walking the Weavers Way from outside the cottage to Blickling Hall (1.5miles) and strolling the Lake and gardens

Taking the steam train from Alysham to Wroxham and a boat on the Broads

Breakfast at Mrs Potts Tea Shoppe in Aylsham

Boat trips from Blakeney to see the seals

Dinner at the Black Boys Hotel in Aylsham market square

Making sandcastles at Wells or Mundesley beach

Fish & Chips at Cromer pier

Taking in the stunning carpet of bluebells that transform Bluebell Wood in Spring

High tea overlooking the marshes of Blakeney

Having a sea view breakfast at the Overstrand cafe

Exploring the galleries and antique shops in Holt

Owl spotting at Blickling Lake

Sampling the crab and smoked fish at Cley and Saltash

Exploring the Norman castle in Norwich

Birdwatching at Cley marshes


Alysham is a bustling market town 11 miles north of Norwich on the A140 to Cromer perfectly situated so you can reach the most popular spots in 20-30 minutes drive.

It is a short walk up to the market square where all usual amenities are situated and with many independent shops to browse in.

There are plenty of cafes and a lovely restaurant in the Black Boys Hotel (which once entertained Samuel Pepys!) and an excellent Indian restaurant. There is also a Fish & Chip shop and Chinese take away.

Aylsham Antiques is a quaint olde world shop selling second hand furniture bric-a brac etc great for bargain hunters!

There are 2 small supermarkets in the town (Co-op and Budgens) and a larger Tescos for stocking up on the way into Aylsham from Norwich.

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18 Jul 2014


"Idyllic setting"

I stayed here in July 2014 on my first visit to Norfolk. The cottage is a pleasant 10 minute walk from the centre of the small town (or large village depending on what you're used to) of Aylsham… More

13 Jul 2014


"Introduction to Norfolk"

I stayed here for a week on my first visit to Norfolk. The cottage is well located for all the sites of North Norfolk but first time visitors might be surprised at how long it takes to travel even rel… More

29 Jun 2014


"Perfect for us!"

Thank you Andy and Mel. Your cottage was delightful - cosy, comfortable and very well-equipped. It was perfect for us as we wanted to try out some of the local cycle paths and then return to enjoy a… More

3 Nov 2013


"Lovely cosy, well-equipped cottage in great location."

From the moment we arrived, we felt comfortable, relaxed and at home in this perfect holiday cottage. The cottage itself has everything you need and is really nicely decorated, with many extra touches… More

10 Jun 2013



We stayed here with our little girl , we arrived to find everything we needed even games to play in the cottage, to milk and bread. The cottage had no end of character , birds singing and a wonderful … More

14 Nov 2012


"Exceeded all expectations."

This was a great little place to base ourselves. The cottage was so peaceful. Clean a home from home. It was well equipped and the owners had thought of every eventuality. There was even a hot wate… More

6 Nov 2012


"Cosy, well-quipped cottage in a great location"

We really enjoyed our stay at Mash's Row. The cottage is very cosy with clean, nicely furnished rooms and it has a well-equipped kitchen. Our kids (7 and 3) loved the bunk beds and appreciated the selection of books and toys on offer.
The garden looks like it would be lovely in the summer, though for our late October break we appreciated the ample bedding and toasty central heating more.
The location is great: pretty, quiet (we never heard a peep from the neighbours) and well situated for the seaside or the attractions in and around Norwich.
The only downsides: no dishwasher or bath, and the downstairs shower room is pretty small -- but for the money it's easy to forgive these shortcomings and we plan to stay again.

24 Sep 2012


"Comfortable and uncomplicated setting in Aylsham"

A beatiful setting with lovely garden. In the cottage is everything you could need even a washing maschine.
The owner is very friendly and uncomplicated.
I would recommend the cottage and area to anyone.

4 Sep 2012


"Home from home"

We stayed for two days but wished it was longer. Fantastic little cottage very well equiped in a unique setting. All you could wish from a holiday home. The owner was very helpful and proffesional. We… More

5 Aug 2012


"A great base in this traditional Norfolk Cottage"

Located in a tranquil area - as soon as we arrived we relaxed in the well equipped cottage. Having the beds made up, towels provided and bread, milk, tea and coffee was a nice touch. During our stay we visited:
Sherringham - went crabbing off the rocks and had fish and chips on the beach, we even went in the sea.
Mundesley - had a beer in the pub and walked along the beach.
Wroxham - watched the boats and more fish and chips.
During our stay we also visited the local pubs - very nice and had a bbq in the beautiful cottage garden. We would definitely stay here again.

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Calendar last updated:15 Sep 2014

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